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Boom Racing release 3 new Rigs

Yup, not one but three new rigs from Boom racing, and two of them are 6×6’s!  They are a Land Rover D90, the G63 6×6 truck, and the 7GI Mil 6×6 military truck.

1/10 6×6 Off-Road Military Truck, the 7GI Mil

Features:
-Pre-painted 7GI Mil 6×6 Truck Body
-All-Wheel Drive
-Military Look, 1.9″ Tires On White 5 Lug Stamped Wheels
-Pre-Assembled Chassis
-Boom Racing Spare Tire Case
-Full Bearing Set
-Realistic Transfer Case
-Assembled Damper Units
-NATO green color
-CNC Machined & Assembled Aluminum Axles Front And Rear
-Assembled Gearbox With Installed Motor
-Motor, Servo And ESC

Specs:
-Length: 74cm
-Width: 20cm
-Height: 27cm
-Wheelbase: 44cm
-Weight: (box included) 10.4kg
Land Rover D90
The D90 is a ridiculously popular car, and we know that people are going to LOVE what Boom Racing has in store for them.

Features:
-Scale 1:10
-Overall length (bumper to bumper):422mm
-Frame width :85mm
-Overall width:210mm
-Wheelbase: variable 260-295mm
-Mainly all parts in 6061 alloy Assembled
-Full metal internal gears in axles
-Full metal internal gears in transmission
-Full metal internal gears in transfer case
-HD universal drive axles
-All metal steering rods
-Steel shackle mounts

To complete this chassis you will need:
-2-channel radio system
-Steering servo
-Electronic Speed Controller
-Motor
-Battery
-Body

1/10 G63 6×6 truck
This G63 6×6 truck has everything you need to get started with a 6×6 vehicle!

Features:
-Pre-painted 6×6 Truck Body
-All-Wheel Drive
-Scale Look, 1.9″ Tires On White 5 Lug Stamped Wheels
-Pre-Assembled Chassis
-Realistic Transfer Case
-Assembled Damper Units
-CNC Machined & Assembled Aluminum Axles Front And Rear
-Assembled Gearbox With Installed Motor
-Motor, Servo And ESC
-Motor-power distributing system is loaded horizontally in the center
-Variable 3 gears for the shaft distance: 280mm/290mm/300mm
-3 kinds of adjustable poses for the shock absorber

Measurement for the car:
-Wheel base: 150 mm to 440 mm
-Width: 220 mm
-Height: 230 mm
-Diameter wheel: 112mm

Specs:
-Length: 64cm
-Width: 28.5cm
-Height: 23cm
-Weight: (box included) 7.8 kg

Source: http://www.boomracingrc.com/asiatees-exclusive-boom-racings-3-new-models-1527

New products from Killerbody

Killerbody has released a whole heap of products lately, but two in particular caught my eye, one in the drift camp, the other in the crawler camp. Unfortunately Killerbody’s facebook page and website have little to no information, so i’ve grabbed the pics form the lads at Big Squid RC.

First is the Marauder body based on the iconic Land Rover Defender.  Certainly similar in many ways to the Axial Dingo body, but showing a lot more detail and of course lots of extra accessories. In fact the while unit is very close to the Defender used in the first Tomb Raider movie. For more photos hit up Big Squid at http://www.bigsquidrc.com/killerbody-rc-marauder-crawler-body/

Next is a complete drift garage from Killerbody.  I love seeing the garages that people build for their drift and rally cars, but I don’t have the scale skills to make them, and this unit from Killerbody is absolutely fantastic.  It includes a bundle of accessories including a smick car lift.

I don’t know if Killerbody have a distributor in Australia, but both of these look great and well worth buying.  Firstly I need a SCX10 to put under that body though I suppose!

7T-GL High Mobility 6X6 Truck from Integy

I can stand (well sit) here hand on heart and say, I didn’t realise that Integy actually made whole vehicles, not just parts and tools.  I know, I must have been living under a rock somewhere, but it was the release of a 6×6 truck this morning that caught my eye, and I was impressed.  Yes, it costs about $1,200 US, but it is an incredible piece of machinery!  Let’s start with the blurb form Integy:

Here it is: our new 1/10 7T-GL High Mobility 6X6 Truck! Realistically modelled after the historical MAN Kat1 series of 7-ton military-spec all-terrain trucks developed for the German Army, our 7T-GL High Mobility 6X6 Truck is a 1/10-scale machine like nothing we’ve ever released before! With the full alloy body, chassis, suspension and drivetrain, this beast tips the scales at over 11 pounds! We have a limited number of these ARTR machines, go here for the full spec:http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p_prodid=20876&p_catid=389

There are very few vehicles like this available on the market, and most multi axle vehicles like this are custom builds, something I don’t think I am capable of personally.  So i’d get something like this if I was given the chance!

Billet Machined 6X6 7T GL High-Mobility Off-Road Truck 1/10 Size ARTR

Vaterra Ascender RTR details released

Perhaps unsurprisingly Vaterra has released details of an RTR version of their Ascender after releasing it as a kit earlier this year, in fact the very first kit from Vaterra. It looks like having a list price of around $400 US and for that you get the same metal ladder frame chassis, a metal gear single speed transmission, CV front shafts, a painted K5 Blazer Body, Waterproof Dynamite electronics, 35t brushed motor, Spektrum DX2E radio and Interco TSL SX Super Swamper® tires.  A pretty good deal to my mind, and it looks to be price competitive with the SCX10 line of vehicles on price at least.

Source: http://www.vaterrarc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=VTR03014

Is waterproof really waterproof

Axial Racing posted an interesting guide yesterday titled “The truth about waterproof” walking about the claims by many manufacturers about their equipment that is waterproof.

Now the crawlers amongst you who have rigs that can survive full immersion in creeks, rivers and lake know exactly how much work and maintenance it takes to make, and keep, a vehicle truly waterproof.

The truth is that most RTR vehicles are Water Resistant at best, but have a read of the article over at Axial for yourself 😉

http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073909484

New Bodies and parts from RC4wd

If you have a crawler, you will know EXACTLY who RC4WD are as they make some of the best products and accessories available for Rock Crawling vehicles in the world.  If you didn’t know that before, you do now.

Some of their latest products are very tasty, as a Land Rover man I am loving their new Defender 90 Pickup Truck body.  Now the normal hard top has been available for some time as a body as well as on the RC4WD Gelande 2 kit, but the truck cab variant always looks fantastic and lends itself to modification as a longer bed 110, cab chassis or range of other variants when it comes to modifications.  Information about this new hard body is here http://store.rc4wd.com/110-Land-Rover-Defender-D90-Pick-Up-Truck-Hard-Plastic-Body-Kit_p_4180.html

Next is almost as exciting in many ways, a scale V8 Engine and transmission! You can put a standard crawler brushed motor in the V8 and the transmission is a single speed, working transmission, the combination of which looks amazing!

Shown installed with R4 Transmission (Z-U0031) and 540 Crawler Brushed Motor 45T (Z-E0004) for example (Not Included)
Shown installed on R4 Transmission (Z-U0031), 540 Crawler Brushed Motor 45T (Z-E0004) and TF2 V8 Engine Mounts (Z-S1239) for example (Not Included)

For more information visit http://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-110-V8-Scale-Engine_p_4175.html and http://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-R4-Ultimate-Scale-Single-Speed-Transmission_p_4173.html

Axial SCX10 Ram Power Wagon

Axial is at it again, but this time it’s not a Jeep!

It's not a Jeep!
It’s not a Jeep!
The SCX10™ Ram Power Wagon is modeled after the toughest civilian 4×4 truck on the planet. This legendary Ram pickup is now available for heavy duty service work on the jobsite during the week and trail adventures with all your friends on the weekends. The beautiful two piece body can be split and used with the AX80046 SCX10™ Roll Cage Flat Bed Set (not included). The details in the front grill and both bumpers really sets this vehicle apart.As always, you can expect top level trail performance from this offering. Take a legendary Ram truck platform, mate it to the legendary SCX10™ trail truck chassis, and you have a combination that is hard to rival. The SCX10™ Ram Power Wagon is ready when you are to tackle even the harshest off road terrain.
• WB8 HD Wildboar™ driveshafts
• Dual slipper clutch
• Single-coil, adjustable shocks
• Heavy duty differential lockers
• Officially licensed Walker Evans Racing wheels
• 1.9 Ripsaw tires (R35 compound)
• AE-5 waterproof ESC
• Tactic TSX45 water resistant metal gear servo

More details at http://www.axialracing.com/products/ax90037

The optional flat tray is a nice addition to available hopups
The optional flat tray is a nice addition to available hopups